Former Department of Justice voting rights section chief Christopher Coates testified this morning before the Civil Rights Commission regarding the department’s disposition of the case against the New Black Panther Party. Coates disobeyed the instruction of his superiors in order to testify and claimed whistleblower protection for his testimony. PJM has posted Coates’s testimony in full here. It has also posted J. Christopher Adam’s related column here.
Coates’s testimony is a bombshell. It exposes a couple of Obama administration scandals at once. One involves the Obama administration’s attempt to cover up the rationale for burying the case against the NBPP. The other involves the Obama administration’s support for the racially based administration of justice. Coates’s testimony is suggestive of other scandals as well. You probably won’t be hearing much about it on the broadcast news tonight or in the papers tomorrow, but we all should do everything we can to get the word out.
UPDATE: Coates’s testimony raises another question. “Which Malik Shabazz visited the White House in July 2009?”
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